Kettering Health Medical Group General Surgery
What is a general surgeon?
General surgeons specialize in a large range of medical conditions that may require surgery.
Unlike a specialist that focuses on one part of the body, a general surgeon can perform surgery on multiple parts of the body, such as
- Abdominal organs
- Skin and soft tissue
- The endocrine system
- The GI tract
- The head and neck
What does a general surgeon do?
A general surgeon’s scope of knowledge covers the entire body and can treat a number of conditions. Common conditions a general surgeon treats include:
Kettering Health Medical Group general surgeons are highly trained in all types of hernia repair and use advanced technology to help you return to normal activity with less pain, less scarring, and shorter recovery time. We have surgeons who specialize in inguinal, umbilical (belly button), hiatal, and incisional hernias.
While most GERD can be managed by diet and lifestyle changes or medication, sometimes it requires surgical options, especially if the health of your esophagus is at risk. Our general surgeons use minimally invasive options to restrict the amount of acid that enters the esophagus, improving symptoms and allowing your esophagus to heal.
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women in the U.S. Your care team may recommend surgery as part of your cancer treatment plan. Kettering Health Medical Group general surgeons are highly experienced and follow the most up-to-date research and understand how to perform this intricate surgery safely and successfully. Our teams understand this is a difficult time for patients and their families and approach your care with compassion and understanding.
Our advanced-trained general surgeons are experts at treating both routine and complex colon and rectal problems. Our surgeons are able to use minimally invasive options to ensure we can protect healthy tissue and allow you to recover more quickly with less pain and scarring. Our colon and rectal surgeons are able to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, colon polyps, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, and issues with prolapse and incontinence.
A cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal, is a common procedure that is needed when you have painful gallstones. Many patients go to the emergency room for gallbladder pain and surgery is done immediately for severe infection or gallbladder rupture. Some patients have gallstones that cause them pain and eventually determine it is time to remove the gallbladder. Our surgeons perform a high volume of gallbladder surgery and are highly experienced and trained in the surgery and are dedicated to relieving your pain and helping you get back to your life.
Our highly experienced weight-loss surgeons offer metabolic and bariatric surgery as options for you to safely lose weight. Our team approach involves skilled bariatric surgeons, a dietitian, and an exercise physiologist to assist you. We also work with your doctor to coordinate care for your procedure.
This surgery is typically done as an emergency to treat appendicitis or a ruptured appendix. Our general surgeons treat every procedure, whether common and simple or rare and complex, with the same care and precision. Our goal is to relieve your pain efficiently and to get you back to your life quickly.
Kettering Health Medical Group surgeons are experts at treating endocrine diseases. Some endocrine diseases that can be treated with surgery include Cushing’s syndrome, Grave’s disease, hyper and hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, and adrenal cancer. Our surgeons work closely with your entire care team to provide a solution with minimally invasive options with less postop pain and scarring.